A Forfar mother has been overwhelmed by generosity that has provided a specially-adapted buggy for her daughter.
Lisa Ritchie and Alyn Hendry’s daughter Victoria was diagnosed with severe epilepsy when she was six months old.
Now nine years old, Victoria has used a wheelchair all her life and has had difficulty enjoying family time outside.
Her parents looked into buying an adapted buggy and were frustrated by a £2,500-plus price tag.
But friends and family have raised enough money to buy the buggy after hearing about their struggle.
Lisa said: “Victoria is in a wheelchair all the time which is all right when you are on the pavement but not when you are out walking in the park. The wheelchair is very basic but the buggy really has made a difference.
“We have never asked for anything, we hid away and didn’t want anybody’s charity. We didn’t want to be the centre of attention, so have been a bit overwhelmed by people’s generosity.”
A bike ride by Bruce Webster, Ronan Meek and Gordon Milne raised funds and Gillian Douglas donated £460 raised at the Royal Highland Show on the AM Phillip stand.
A further £250 donation was handed over by Play As One Scotland, a group of friends who believe children have the right to play together, no matter their ability.
The final cheque presentation was made by Helen Stott of Delfield Pilates, Oathlaw.
Helen ran a series of charity classes in the run-up to Christmas and her efforts resulted in a final cheque for £410 being presented to the family.
The special buggy allows the family to enjoy walks round Forfar Loch.
The seat can be removed and fitted on to a trailer on a bicycle and it has been designed to be used by Victoria until she is a young adult.